Jerry Remy set to return to Red Sox booth in 2014
Broadcaster Jerry Remy says he'll announce Red Sox games again in 2014 despite his son facing trial for murder.
Longtime Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy says he'll resume his role in the booth in 2014. That's notable because Remy stepped aside late last season after his son Jared was charged with murdering Jen Martel, the mother of his daughter, in August.
On Monday, Remy spoke to reporters for the first since the day his son was arrested and said that at first he assumed he'd never again call a game for the Sox. Eventually, though, Remy's thinking changed. Here's more from John Tomase of the Boston Herald:
"I had two main concerns — obviously, what the public would think, and whether I could be myself. My answers at that time were no. ... I couldn’t find a reason to come back. I just couldn’t find it.
"I’ve never been a quitter, and I don’t intend to be one now. I’ve been in professional baseball in some capacity for 40 years. It’s what I do. It’s what I know. It’s where my comfort level is. It’s where I feel I belong and where I feel that I’m going to continue to do so for as long as possible."
The 61-year-old Remy, who grew up in nearby Somerset and played seven seasons for the Sox, has been providing color commentary for Red Sox games since 1988.
Regarding the death of Jen Martel, Remy had this to say:
"Last August 15th, we lost a beautiful woman. She was energetic. She was a wonderful mother. She was a person who was trying to make better for herself through going to school, wanted to become a teacher. It’s been an incredible loss, obviously, to the Martel family to lose their daughter Jen."